Director, Washington Headquarters Services
Ms. Barbara A. Westgate was appointed on April 18, 2016, as the Director, Washington Headquarters Services, a Department of Defense Field Activity. She manages a vast portfolio of complex and integrated operational services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the military departments, Defense agencies, Congress, and the White House. Managing resources of nearly $1.2 billion annually, Ms. Westgate oversees nearly 4,000 civilian, military, and contractor personnel in providing a full range of facilities, security, information technology, communications, human resources, contracting, financial, and other services that support nearly 100,000 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel throughout the National Capital Region.
Ms. Westgate entered government service with the Air Force in 1973 and was appointed a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1999. She has served in numerous logistics, financial, and acquisition program management positions within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; the Headquarters Air Force Material Command; Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.
Before assuming her present position, Ms. Westgate served as Executive Director, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. In this capacity, she was the first Executive Director and senior civilian responsible for career development of more than 40,000 space and cyberspace professionals. She assisted the commander in organizing, training and equipping mission-ready forces; and acquiring and delivering space and cyberspace capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and the other functional and geographic combatant commands with missile warning, positioning, navigation and timing, communications and cyber capabilities.
Ms. Westgate has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies, summa cum laude, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now Eisenhower School), Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Director, Washington Headquarters Services
Marcia Case was appointed on 11 December, 2016, as the Deputy Director, Washington Headquarter Services, a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity. In this role, she serves as the senior civilian executive and advisor to the Director of Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) on all management matters for specified DoD wide operational and administrative programs.
Ms. Case entered the Senior Executive Service in 2010, after having served from 2007 as the Director for Financial Management, Marine Corps Systems Command. During her tenure, she led a staff of Marines and civilians as the senior financial officer responsible for budget formulation, execution and accounting responsibility for baseline and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations. She was also responsible for formulating budget requirements, developing budget exhibits, and defending the budget to Navy, OSD and members of Congress. Her past assignments also include Headquarters Marine Corps, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Comptroller, Defense Contract Management Agency, and Defense Logistics Agency.
Prior to her selection as Deputy Director, Ms. Case was Director of Financial Management and Chief Financial Executive for WHS. In this role, she served as the senior civilian executive and advisor to the Director on all financial management matters for specified DoD-wide operational and administrative programs. This included oversight of approximately $10 billion for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), WHS and assigned DoD agencies as well as managing accounts for designated offices, programs, and task forces. Ms. Case was responsible for establishing and administrating the full spectrum of budgetary and financial management policy, programs, and procedures pertaining to funds appropriated for use by OSD, WHS and other Defense activities as assigned.
Ms. Case also served as the Associate Director for Military Operations for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Operations Directorate from June 2010 to February 2015.
Ms. Case holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.